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Raspberry Hazelnut Cookies Recipe

Raspberry Hazelnut Cookies      

1/2 c Butter
1/3 c Sugar
3/4 c Ground hazelnuts
1 ts Lemon juice
1 ts Vanilla extract
1 1/4 c All-purpose flour, sifted

Raspberry Glaze Icing:
1 1/2 c Powdered sugar
1 ts Butter
1 To 2 teaspoons raspberry  liqueur
1 1/2 tbs Hot water

Preheat oven to 325 F (165 C).
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in hazelnuts, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix in flour to form a firm dough.
On a floured board, roll out to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into 2 inch rounds. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

For The Icing:
Sift powdered sugar into a bowl; add butter and raspberry liqueur. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water, drop by drop, until mixture is of spreading consistency.  You may not need all the water. Spread icing onto completely cooled cookies.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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